From Mrs Tiggy-Winkle to Sonic, there’s few wild animals that capture the imagination and heart more than the prickly hedgehog. Despite being very recognisable, there’s very little research on their presence in Ireland and there are many human processes that threaten their numbers and habitats. 

For this week’s episode Aislinn Kelly met veterinary nurse Bev Truss to learn about these curious creatures and find out what we can do to help protect their population. 


What makes the hedgehog so special? 



How can I help the hedgehog? 

Keep reading! 

Record your sightings of the hedgehog and learn more about their presence in Ireland at The Irish Hedgehog Survey. 


Learn how to build a hedgehog home in your garden with old bricks!